Buffalo Bills 2018 Position Battles: The battle at quarterback

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My Prediction

Josh Allen- Primary back-up/Will start at some point

Even though this staff worked with Cam Newton (Bills see him as a comp. to Allen), I do not see them going about his rookie season the same way. Cam started from day one, but he was a far more polished prospect.

Allen will need to learn from the vets while taking mental reps daily. The worst thing you can do is throw a prospect in too early, so the Bills will wait until the season is going downhill to put the rookie in. It will get him experience and lessen the burden on him to keep the team alive in the playoff hunt.

AJ McCarron- Cut/Traded

In a three-man competition, the team rarely keeps all three. I do believe it is a toss-up between him and Peterman for day one starter. Whoever doesn’t win the job will be shown the door, leaving Allen to be QB2.

His contract makes him easy to move. McCarron will find work as a backup but will not have a chance at starting position again.

Nathan Peterman- Starter/Traded if McCarron starts

Although I like McCarron better, Peterman is the organization’s choice. They were the first quarterback selected by this regime and they will show some faith in the signal caller.

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